Flag Day is the national day commemorating when Congress officially recognized the national flag of the United States of America June 14, 1777.
The Emmaus Flag Day Association held a Flag Day Observance June 14, co-sponsoring the event with the Emmaus Special Entertainment Committee and The Women’s Club of Emmaus. The observance was held at Emmaus Community Park in the Performing Arts Pavilion.
With newly-appointed board member Seth Flanders taking the oath of office, the East Penn Board of School Directors voted unanimously to adopt the final 2018-2019 budget with some revisions.
According to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Schilder, the tax increase was reduced to 1.64 percent and the district had enough in the budget to hire an additional science teacher.
The problem of people driving their cars through stop signs and failing to come to a complete stop, even with Officer Daniel Wiedemann present, was a topic of discussion at the June 13 Alburtis Borough Council meeting.
The issue is especially prevalent at School Street and Walnut and Chestnut streets.
Council members passed a motion to order four rolling stop signs and give them to Police Chief Robert Palmer. These signs will be posted throughout the borough under Palmer’s direction.
The computer consultant company Computer Aid, Inc., based in Allentown, finally saw a contract amendment approved 6-1 when Lehigh County Commissioners met May 23.
Commissioner Amanda Holt voted “no” on the amendment.
Lower Milford Fireman’s Carnival 6 p.m. through June 16. Music begins 7 p.m. nightly. Event includes silent auction, live music, amusement rides, games, beer pavilion, clams, bingo and fireworks. Proceeds benefit emergency services in Lower Milford Township.
At the May 30 meeting, members of Alburtis Borough Council made a decision about mailboxes along Franklin Street.
Council President Ron DeIaco received an email from Allen Oswald, a borough resident, saying he is against making permanent mailboxes along Franklin Street instead of regular boxes because when crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plow snow they hit mailboxes. DeIaco agreed with Oswald.
The East Penn Board of School Directors selected two new members June 11 during a special public school board meeting.